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Seoul Copyright Forum 2021

Theme: Looking to the Future of Copyright through Coexistence and Balance This year’s Seoul Copyright Forum will provide an opportunity to look again at the question of balance in copyright law and policy, in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Organised by the Korean Copyright Commission, it… Read More

  • Events
  • 14 October 2021

Underlining the Urgency of Reform: IFLA participates in WIPO Assemblies 2021

IFLA participated in the Assemblies of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), held on 4-8 October 2021. With COVID rules preventing in-person attendance by non-governmental organisations, IFLA engaged remotely, alongside partners from across the culture, education and research sectors. The Assemblies provide an opportunity for Member States to look at… Read More

  • News
  • 13 October 2021

IFLA submits comments on South Africa Copyright Amendment Bill

IFLA has submitted comments on the South Africa Copyright Amendment Bill. In these, we have highlighted the importance of a balanced copyright framework which includes flexibilities in regard to exceptions and limitations to copyright to allow libraries, archives, museums, education and research institutions to fulfil their missions in the digital age. Read More

  • News
  • 13 July 2021
  • By: anonymous

IFLA joins the 41st session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights

The 41st session of the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR41) will take place from 28th July to 1st June. This meeting has an agenda that encompasses rights for broadcasters, exceptions and limitations for libraries, archives, museums, educational and research institutions, and a range of other items. Read More

  • News
  • 28 June 2021
  • By: anonymous

IFLA Statement on Controlled Digital Lending

Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) has become widely talked about over the last two years, and in particular in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the specific term has only relatively recently come to be used[1], forms of controlled lending have been utilised for many… Read More

  • Publications
  • 16 June 2021